Category Archives: food

Davos learns about crossing planetary boundaries

The elite of world business and politics get bad news about the state of the world [27 January 2015 | Peter Boyer] Arriving at Davos, I imagine you’d feel on top of things. Set amid the peaks of the eastern … Continue reading

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The scary world of 4C of warming

The world we’re on track to achieve is one that’s 4C warmer. As a new Australian book demonstrates, that would be anything but a picnic. [21 January 2014 | Peter Boyer] It’s possible to have a life on mainland Australia, … Continue reading

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Marketing’s eco-myths hide some uncomfortable realities

Businesses and advertisers like to play on the “eco-friendiness” of their product, but the reality is less attractive. [26 March 2013 | Peter Boyer] A good-looking young runner moves in slow motion along a forest path shaded by tall trees … Continue reading

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